Don’t declare presidential election results, Ghana’s electoral body warns parties

The Electoral Commission Ghana says results of Monday’s presidential election will be released “as soon as they are received”.The Commission said collation of results is currently ongoing in the country and urged Ghanaians and lovers of the country’s democracy to remain calm and patient.The Commission in a statement on Tuesday titled, ‘Collation Of Election Results[...]

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Ghanaians await results after peaceful election

After 10 hours of voting, Ghanaians are eagerly awaiting the result of Monday election. The general elections were held in all 275 constituencies across the country.While there are 12 presidential candidates, the major contenders are incumbent President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).The[...]

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Akufo-Addo, Mahama lock horns as Ghana’s presidential poll holds Monday

Ghanaians will go to the polls on Monday in a heated contest that will revive old rivalries between incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo and his predecessor John Mahama.Although 10 other candidates, including three women, are vying for the nation’s top job, the vote is a two-horse race between the two foes who will be slugging it[...]

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Uganda names January 14 for presidential vote

Presidential elections in Uganda, which will notably pitch incumbent Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, against popular youth singer Bobi Wine, will be held on January 14, according to an official announcement Wednesday. “The 14th day of January is appointed polling day for presidential elections 2021,” the spokesman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Paul Bukenya,[...]

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UN calls for peaceful polls in Ivory Coast

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for peace in Saturday’s presidential election in Ivory Coast amid reports of deadly pre-election protests in the country.Guterres made this known in a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr Stephane Dujarric, in New York on Friday.“On the eve of the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, the Secretary-General calls on[...]

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Biden campaign raises $364 million, breaks Obama’s record

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised more than $364 million in August, reportedly breaking the record for monthly campaign donations even though his fundraising efforts were largely online because of the coronavirus pandemic.The former vice president and the Democratic National Committee pulled in a total of $364.5 million, of which $205 million were pledged online[...]

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Trump gets party’s nod to contest for 2nd term in office

U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated to contest for a second term in office at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.The convention held on Monday was scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic.Trump arrived at the Charlotte Convention Centre where more than 300 delegates met in person for a roll[...]

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US: Biden picks Kamala Harris to be first black female Vice President

White House hopeful Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate Tuesday, a landmark pick that puts the senator from California in contention to become America’s first female, and first black vice president.Biden’s announcement capped a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November.“I have the great honor to[...]

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Biden to make vice presidential pick next week

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.“I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” Biden told reporters. “And I promise, I’ll let you know when I do.”Biden, who has pledged to put[...]

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Biden secures Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Joe Biden said Friday he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election. “Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination,” the former vice president said on Twitter.“I’m going to spend every day fighting to earn your vote so[...]

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Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for US president

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has endorsed Joe Biden for US president in a video statement released Monday.“Today I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States because he will be an extraordinary president,” the speaker of the House of Representatives said in the pre-recorded message.Pelosi[...]

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Ex Trump lawyer Cohen says he paid man to rig online polls

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he paid a man in 2015 to rig online opinion polls to favour Trump as he began running for the presidency. Cohen confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that in early 2015 he paid the head of a small technology firm, John Gauger, to[...]

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